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Report criticizes doctor discipline under state attorney general
Christina Jewett A costly new method of prosecuting questionable doctors has not resulted in better enforcement, according to a management consultant hired by the state. The report will be presented this week and already has generated strong opposition. Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office issued a vehement response to the report [PDF] , criticizing the methodology and offering conclusions that ...
Attorney Takes the Legwork Out of Filing Public Documents
Perhaps more than ever in this era of increased federal scrutiny of publicly traded companies, the filing of public documents has to be done correctly, accurately and on time.
RPK free but likely to remain in exile
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's top blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK), who fled the country after being held under security laws in 2008, is free to return after a detention order lapsed, his lawyer said today. However, the founder of the popular Malaysia Today website, which has outraged top leaders with its stream of critical stories, is unlikely to leave his self-imposed exile in Britain for fear ...
Republicans lead in secretary of state, attorney general races
The Republican candidates for both the attorney general and secretary of state races are leading the polls heading into Election Day. According to Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV polls, Republican attorney general candidate Bill Schuette is leading Democrat David Leyton, the Genesee County prosecutor, 47 to 37 percent.
Asylum applications processed at snail's pace, NGO lawyer says
Prague, Oct 30 (CTK) - The official deadline for answering an asylum application is three months but some refugees have been waiting for years for the decision on their asylum, lawyer Eva Hola, from the Czech Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU), has said.
Attorney General to send staffers to counties to help with elections
TRENTON — More than 200 staffers from the state Attorney General's office will fan out throughout New Jersey on Tuesday to help resolve any legal issues surrounding voting and to ensure a fair process on Election Day.
Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
Broaden Ashley Smith inquest: lawyer
A coroner's inquest into the final few months of Ashley Smith's life must be broadened to fully understand her "barbaric" living conditions and learn fully what led to the death of the troubled New Brunswick teen, a lawyer for her family argued.
Bridget Hall Seeks to Dismiss DUI Case
Her lawyer Salvatore Strazzullo says his client would speak about driving and driving to kids in order to strike a deal to have the charge dismissed.
Learning disabilities group elects Attorney McMahon
Special education attorney Gerry McMahon of Ridgefield has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Ashley Smith's treatment was 'barbaric,' lawyer says
Ontario's deputy chief coroner is hearing pre-inquest arguments in Toronto on Monday on whether the scope of an inquiry into the New Brunswick teenager's death should be expanded.
Lawyer for Graham James expected in court
A lawyer for Graham James is expected to appear in a Winnipeg court this morning.
Ashley Smith's treatment was 'barbaric,' lawyer says
Ontario's deputy chief coroner is hearing pre-inquest arguments in Toronto on Monday on whether the scope of an inquiry into the New Brunswick teenager's death should be expanded.
Milwaukee task force to monitor election
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office is designating seventeen prosecutors to respond to Election Day concerns.
Attorney, humanitarian volunteer Roger Lyon dies
Roger Lyon will probably be described in most news stories and obituaries as an attorney, volunteer for humanitarian groups and a conservationist who crafted a land deal at Hearst Ranch near San Simeon. But the list of...
Consumer 10.0: Lawyer finds home-loan horror stories
If you're planning to pull the lever Tuesday for a candidate who promises to fix the economy by easing the burden of regulation on business, you might want to first consider the recent education of Haddonfield lawyer Michael Gaier.
Attorney General warns of online voting scam
There are many things New Hampshire citizens can do online, but Attorney General Michael Delaney said voting is not one of them. Delaney released a statement on Saturday to make it clear that no votes cast in promoted online websites would be counted. He said some voters have received phone calls about how to vote early on the Internet, but they are a scam. The early voting promise is form of ...
Lawyer for Graham James expected in court
A lawyer for Graham James is expected to appear in a Winnipeg court this morning.
US Attorney names Calif regional election officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles has appointed a regional California election officer to investigate any federal Voting Rights Act citizen complaints.
US Attorney names Calif regional election officer
Associated Press - November 1, 2010 9:34 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles has appointed a regional California election officer to investigate any federal Voting Rights...
US Attorney names California regional election officer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles has appointed a regional California election officer to investigate any federal Voting Rights Act citizen complaints. It's part of the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day program aimed at examining potential election fraud and voting rights abuses. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. says Los Angeles Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Mitchell ...
Lawyer for Tom DeLay defends his client's actions as 'good politics'
The long-awaited trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on charges of helping to illegally finance Texas legislative races is ...
US Attorney names Calif regional election officer
(11-01) 06:21 PDT Los Angeles, CA (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles has appointed a regional California election officer to investigate any federal Voting Rights Act citizen complaints. It's part of the Justice...
James' lawyer expected in court Monday
A lawyer for Graham James is expected to appear in a Winnipeg court this morning. The lawyer appeared briefly in court last Thursday to have the case put over to today.
Bodyguard: Lewd Lawyer Blowing Charity Money on Latino Lads
Roy Adams A former NYPD detective says his post-retirement gig as a bodyguard for a prominent Manhattan lawyer was totally perv fect. According to an "exclusive" in the Post , retired detective John Brandt is suing attorney Roy Adams, 70 for unspecified damages "related to his alleged bizarre, 18-month stint as the lawyer's security chief and driver." Brandt says Adams lured him away from the ...
Report: Myrtle beach attorney millions in debt
Associated Press - November 1, 2010 10:05 AM ET MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Court records show a Myrtle Beach attorney well known for his television commercials and highway billboards is almost...
Felda's Lawyer Absent Because He Quit Legal Firm - Nazri Aziz
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) -- The lawyer who was supposed to defend Felda against a suit filed by 354 settlers of Felda Kemahang 3, Tanah Merah, Kelantan at the Kota Baharu High Court did not withdraw from the case but had quit working for the legal firm Felda had hired, during the course of the trial, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Felda's Lawyer Absent Because He Quit Legal Firm - Nazri Aziz
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) -- The lawyer who was supposed to defend Felda against a suit filed by 354 settlers of Felda Kemahang 3, Tanah Merah, Kelantan at the Kota Baharu High Court did not withdraw from the case but had quit working for the legal firm Felda had hired, during the course of the trial, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Dean, Jepsen differ on issues in AG race
In an election where there are stark differences between some candidates, the race for attorney general stands out.
Hit-and-run accused 'overcharged': lawyer
A Calgary man charged with first-degree murder in the fatal hit and run in Olds, Alta., on Friday has made his first court appearance.
County attorney candidates defend qualifications
The challenger is “unqualified” and the incumbent is “rude,” according to candidates for Story County attorney.
Lawyer Snapshot: Allison White Forsyth
Family: children, Alex (15) and Abby (10). Education: BA, Political Science, University of Florida, 1982: JD, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Ga., 1989.
Attorney: Legal Community Would Be 'Surprised' If CA Game Bill Passes
Compared to media such as literature, music and film, video games are still in their infancy, and their effect on youth is not yet fully understood. Therefore, games and their impact on society do deserve "thoughtful consideration," writes attorney S. Gregory Boyd in a new Gamasutra feature on the much-debated California violent game law, which would put restrictions on the sale of "excessively ...
Prominent Iranian Rights Lawyer Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison
Iran has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer, Mohammad Seifzadeh, to nine years in prison and a 10-year ban from practicing law. -RFE
U.S. Attorney's office to investigate election, voter fraud complaints
United States Attorney Michael Cotter announced on Monday that Assistant United States Attorney Victoria Francis will lead efforts in Montana in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the November 2 general elections.
High court turns down Oregon Patriot Act challenger
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is refusing to take up a constitutional challenge to provisions of the Patriot Act from Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield who was once wrongly suspected in deadly terrorist bombings in Spain. The justices on Monday turned down an appeal from Mayfield, who was arrested by federal agents after they mistakenly matched him to a fingerprint from the train bombings in ...
Ashley Smith's treatment in prison was 'barbaric,' lawyer tells pre-inquest
TORONTO - A lawyer for the family of a young woman who choked herself to death in prison says her treatment was "barbaric." In the last 11 months of her life before her death in October 2007, Ashley Smith was transferred between 17 facilities.
Musselshell County attorney responds to request for new trial
BILLINGS (AP) — The Musselshell County attorney says a request for a new trial for a man convicted of murdering his neighbor is based on speculation and shouldn’t be granted.
Plymouth lawyer Jack Atwood reprimanded by bar
The Supreme Judicial Court’s Board of Bar Overseers has publicly reprimanded Jack Atwood, a well-known Plymouth lawyer.
Atlanta Forward: Ken Hodges, Democrat for attorney general
Atlanta Forward: Ken Hodges, Democrat for attorney general
Atlanta Forward: Sam Olens, Republican for attorney general
Atlanta Forward: Sam Olens, Republican for attorney general
Attorney race before Saunders County voters
A contest for county attorney and a sales tax issue have drawnattention ahead of Tuesday's election.
Children drowned themselves, lawyer says
Did the two toddlers found dead in their father's Allen Park apartment accidentally drown themselves? The attorney for Steven Nicholson believes that is what the final medical examiner's report will show. Nicholson claims he was asleep when the tragedy happened.
Q & A: District Attorney 37th Judicial Circuit candidate Walter Northcutt (D)
Alabama voters will choose the state's next governor Tuesday. To help voters make an informed decision, the Opelika-Auburn News posed a series of questions to area candidates.
Q & A: District Attorney 37th Judicial Circuit candidate Robbie Treese (R)
Alabama voters will choose the state's next governor Tuesday. To help voters make an informed decision, the Opelika-Auburn News posed a series of questions to area candidats.
Attorney outlines steps if conflict of interest on council
Winona City Attorney Rich Blahnik released a memo last week outlining his legal opinion on the potential for a conflict of interest for members of the City Council, showing the procedure that should be followed if such a conflict is found.
Sterger's lawyer says no Monday meeting with NFL
The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says she will not meet with the NFL on Monday, and her manager says the legal team for the former New York Jets hostess still is conducting its own investigation into inappropriate text messages and photos allegedly sent by Brett Favre.
U.S. Attorney's office to investigate election, voter fraud complaints
United States Attorney Michael Cotter announced on Monday that Assistant United States Attorney Victoria Francis will lead efforts in Montana in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the November 2 general elections.
Sterger lawyer says no Monday meet with NFL
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says she will not meet with the NFL on Monday.